The Enlightenment / Edition 2

The Enlightenment / Edition 2

by Dorinda Outram
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521837766

ISBN-13: 9780521837767

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Debate over the meaning of 'Enlightenment' began in the eighteenth century and has continued unabated until our own times. This period saw the opening of debates on the nature of man, truth, on the place of God, and the international circulation of ideas, people and gold. Did the Enlightenment mean the same for men and women, for rich and poor, for Europeans and…  See more details below

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Debate over the meaning of 'Enlightenment' began in the eighteenth century and has continued unabated until our own times. This period saw the opening of debates on the nature of man, truth, on the place of God, and the international circulation of ideas, people and gold. Did the Enlightenment mean the same for men and women, for rich and poor, for Europeans and non-Europeans? In the second edition of her acclaimed book, Dorinda Outram addresses these, and other questions about the Enlightenment. She studies it as a global phenomenon, setting the major debates of the period against broader social changes such as the onset of industrialisation, the establishment of the new colonial empires, and the exploration of hitherto unmapped portions of the world's surface.

The new edition offers a fresh introduction as well as a new chapter on slavery, and new material on the Enlightenment as a global phenomenon. The bibliography and short biographies have been revised and extended. This unique and accessible synthesis of scholarship will prove invaluable reading to any student of eighteenth-century history, philosophy, and the history of ideas.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521837767
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series, #31
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

1What is enlightenment?1
2Coffee houses and consumers : the social context of enlightenment11
3Enlightenment and government : new departure or business as usual?28
4Exploration, cross-cultural contact, and the ambivalence of the Enlightenment47
5When people are property : the problem of slavery in the Enlightenment60
6Enlightenment thinking about gender77
7Science and the Enlightenment : God's order and man's understanding93
8The rise of modern paganism? : religion and the Enlightenment109
9The end of the Enlightenment : conspiracy and revolution?126

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